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 Allergic Reaction?
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Chi V
Why are some people allergic to shrimp?
                     




country girl
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Because they are allergic to the iodine. Iodine is in all seafood and salt.


jen
Same reason anyone is allergic to anything. Their bodies perceive it as an enemy and attack. I feel for anyone with this problem. Shrimp is my absolute favorite food.


tysavage2001
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For the same reason some people are deathly allergic of Peanut Butter. Good Luck ! :)


iindiigo
The iodine is probaby the cause of shrimp allergies. Some people are also allergic to fresh-water fish.


pixles
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Why are some people allergic to nuts?
Why are people allergic to anything?
I am allergic to Ibproben, and I dn't know anyone else that is.
It depends where you sensitivity lies. Some people aren't allergic to anything.


purplemc_ss
Because allergies to Crustaceans is very common among alot of people.


Richard
Shrimp are high in iodine. That's probably the allergen.


simasaoji
Its not necessarily the Shrimp. According to the individual one can experience food allergies, or hypersensitivity..an abnormal response to a food triggered by the immune system.

Food normally doesn't provoke a response from the human immune system. In food allergies, two parts of the immune response are involved:

1. The other part is a type of cell called a mast cell.-Mast cells occur in all body tissues but especially in areas that are typical sites of allergic reactions, including the nose, throat, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal tract

People usually inherit the ability to form IgE against food.
= no reaction to allergies

Those more likely to develop food allergies come from families in which allergies such as hay fever, asthma, or eczema are common.

Basically,
A person must first be exposed to a specific food before IgE is formed. As this food is digested for the first time, tiny protein fragments prompt certain cells to produce specific IgE against that food. The IgE then attaches to the surface of mast cells. The next time the particular food is eaten, the protein interacts with the specific IgE on the mast cells and triggers the release of chemicals such as histamine that produce the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

If the mast cells release chemicals in the nose and throat, the allergic person may experience an itching tongue or mouth and may have trouble breathing or swallowing. If mast cells in the gastrointestinal tract are involved, the person may have diarrhea or abdominal pain. Skin mast cells can produce hives or intense itching

The food protein fragments responsible for an allergic reaction are not broken down by cooking or by stomach acids or enzymes that digest food. These proteins can cross the gastrointestinal lining, travel through the bloodstream and cause allergic reactions throughout the body

The timing and location of an allergic reaction to food is affected by digestion. For example, an allergic person may first experience a severe itching of the tongue or "tingling lips." Vomiting, cramps or diarrhea may follow. Later, as allergens enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, they can cause a drop in blood pressure, hives or eczema, or asthma when they reach the lungs. The onset of these symptoms may vary from a few minutes to an hour or two after the food is eaten.

Sooo..
Allergens are usually proteins, and there are generally several kinds of allergen in each food. It is not fully understood why some foods can cause allergies and others do not, but a theory is that it is probably that some proteins in foods mimic very closely proteins present in viruses and bacteria. So in some persons, ususally this is genetically predisposed, their immune system is not able to distinguish the food protein from the virus or bacteria one, and therefore it attacks.


All seafoods have high Iodine, but it not certain that an allergy to one or the other is related

The major allergens in fish are flesh proteins called parvalbumins which are very similar in all kinds of fish/seafood


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